Running Apparel Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The report covers Running Clothing Market Share & Brands and is Segmented by Product Type (Clothing, Footwear, and Other Product Types), End-User (Men, Women, and Kids), Distribution Channel (Offline Retail Channels and Online Retail Channels), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Running Apparel Market Size

Running Apparel Market Summary
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Study Period 2018-2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR 4.51 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Running Apparel Market Analysis

The Running Apparel Market size is expected to grow from USD 13.07 billion in 2023 to USD 16.30 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.51% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • In line with the sports trend, consumers are increasingly seeking designer running apparel, including athletic shoes that include elements of sports design. Additionally, the continued shift toward more active lifestyles drives the demand for running and cycling footwear across the world. Additionally, with the increased workload and societal adoption of Western culture, marathon participation has grown in popularity since it aids in strength building, which supports the worldwide market's expansion. In addition, growing technology usage and the popularity of smart wearables are some of the key drivers boosting the development of the running apparel market.
  • As per the data published by NHS Digital, in the year 2021, in England, the percentage of the obese population was 26% for women and 25% for males. Such conditions have been prevalent across the globe over the past few years. Hence, due to the rising health problems and the hectic lifestyles of the working population worldwide, people are compelled to incorporate jogging and running into their daily routines to keep in shape and be healthy. Due to the rise in athletic involvement, customers are increasingly looking for designer athletic footwear with a sports-inspired style.
  • Additionally, the worldwide demand for running apparel is driven by the ongoing move toward more active lives. The need for running apparel in recent years has also been significantly fueled by a rise in government efforts in many nations to boost sports participation.
  • For instance, During 2018-2022, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) promoted sports participation by launching strategic schemes like Fit India Movement, Khelo India Scheme, Sports Talent Search Portal, Target Olympic Podium Scheme, and National Sports Awards Scheme, among others. Such factors will drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Running Apparel Market Trends

Increasing Influence of Athleisure and Healthy Lifestyle Trends

  • In line with the athleisure trend, consumers are increasingly seeking various sports equipment that includes footwear, clothing, and protective gear and accessories. Additionally, a continued shift towards more active lifestyles is driving the demand for leisure activities worldwide, such as running and cycling gears. 
  • Athleisure has become more pervasive, as it has influenced the athletic footwear choice among millennial parents. Due to this, they dress their kids in athletic apparel and footwear. This, in turn, will increase the demand for running clothing and footwear.
  • Running clothing sales among female customers are rising due to the growing popularity of sports and fitness pursuits, including trail running, jogging, and running, as well as the number of women participating in these pursuits. Additionally, the market for running clothing has seen substantial expansion due to increased engagement in sports and leisure activities among all demographics and sponsorships from various organizations to promote sports in the area. 
  • For instance, in July 2021, the Government of England recommended launching a "Work Out to Help Out" campaign to incentivize people to participate in organized sports. With increased participation in sports and recreation activities across different demographics, followed by government initiatives to promote sports in their respective nations, apparel sales have experienced significant growth during the study period. They are expected to continue to grow during the forecast period.
Running Apparel Market: Most Popular Outdoor Activities, in Million, United States, 2021

North America is the Largest Market

  • North America is the largest market during the forecast period. The growth of the market is attributed to factors such as the rising participation in fitness activities like running in countries such as the United States. However, market growth in this region will be slower than the growth of the market in other regions. Moreover, the United States and Canada are the key countries for the running apparel market in North America. 
  • The United States organizes some of the most well-known marathons to promote running and other physical activities, such as the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon. Also, the key players operating in the North American market are investing in e-commerce to offer higher convenience for buyers to make online purchases. Due to increased internet usage and an increase in smartphone users in North America, the growth of online stores is predicted to pick up significantly throughout the projection period.
  • Due to benefits including affordable costs, convenience, significant discounts, cash-on-delivery (COD) options, and quick delivery services, many people prefer to shop online. Due to consumers' shifting purchasing habits, vendors are concentrating on their online companies. The growing adoption of shoe knitting technology is one of the prime reasons driving the running apparel and footwear market growth in the United States during the next few years. Also, product customization drives demand, and digital and social media marketing will lead to sizable demand in the market.
Running Apparel Market: Market CAGR (in %), By Geography, Global, 2022

Running Apparel Industry Overview

Major market players focus on developing a diversified product portfolio, intensifying the competition in the market studied. The most active companies in the market learned to include key players such as Nike Inc., Adidas AG, Under Armour, Puma SE, and Asics Corporation. These companies have been taking significant measures to increase their market penetration, across the world, with the establishment of new bases and setting up more production plants, along with their associated research and development. Advanced distribution networks and manufacturing expertise give an upper edge to the manufacturers to expand their range of products across the regions of North America.

Running Apparel Market Leaders

  1. Nike, Inc.

  2. Adidas AG

  3. Under Armour, Inc.

  4. ASICS Corporation

  5. Puma SE

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Running Apparel Market Concentration

Running Apparel Market News

  • November 2022: Nike launched the Swoosh project, which is a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace built on the Polygon blockchain. Nike's, Swoosh platform will be the main point of the company's efforts to expand into Web3 services. It will offer NFTs for all Nike-branded virtual apparel, including iconic sneaker designs, clothing lines, collectibles, and more.
  • November 2022: ASICS, a Japanese sportswear brand, released the ASICS X SOLANA UI collection. The new collection of footwear features custom-made, limited-run GT-2000 11 running shoes. The shoes come in two custom designs: "light mode" and "dark mode," with the Solana-inspired design representing the balance of computers and phones with physical activity.
  • May 2022: Lululemon Athletica, a Canadian athletic wear manufacturer, opened its first foreign technology center in Bengaluru, India. This was the company's first such facility outside the North American market. The company will be able to expand its capabilities and infrastructure to support its global expansion.

Running Apparel Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Clothing

      2. 5.1.2 Footwear

      3. 5.1.3 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 End-User

      1. 5.2.1 Men

      2. 5.2.2 Women

      3. 5.2.3 Kids

    3. 5.3 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Online Retail Channel

      2. 5.3.2 Offline Retail Channel

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Nike, Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Adidas AG

      3. 6.3.3 Under Armour, Inc.

      4. 6.3.4 ASICS Corporation

      5. 6.3.5 Puma SE

      6. 6.3.6 Columbia Sportswear Company

      7. 6.3.7 New Balance Athletics, Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Skechers USA, Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 Reebok International Limited

      10. 6.3.10 Lululemon Athletica Inc

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Running Apparel Industry Segmentation

The clothing suited for running or other sports activities is categorized as running apparel.

The running apparel market is segmented by product type, end-user, distribution channel, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into clothing, footwear, and other product types. By the end-user, the market is segmented by men, women, and kids. The market is segmented by distribution channel into offline and online retail channels. Also, the study analyzes the running apparel market in emerging and established markets worldwide, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

The market sizing has been done in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Product Type
Other Product Types
Distribution Channel
Online Retail Channel
Offline Retail Channel
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Running Apparel Market Research FAQs

The Running Apparel Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Running Apparel Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.51% over the next 5 years.

The Running Apparel Market is valued at 16 Billion USD in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018-2028.

North America holds highest share in 2022.

Nike, Inc., Adidas AG, Under Armour, Inc., ASICS Corporation, Puma SE are the major companies operating in Running Apparel Market.

Running Clothing Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Running Apparel market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Running Apparel analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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